About

About

We are here to serve our patients, their loved ones and the community.

“ We founded MiraVista Behavioral Health Treatment Center on the belief that care and compassion, coupled with expertise in treating people with psychiatric distress and addiction can bring peace, hope and recovery.  Our compassionate care focuses on recovery and relapse prevention.  Our name MiraVista is derived from the classical languages and refers to the words peace, goodness, kindness, and a pleasing view.  The tree in our logo is a reference to the tree of enlightenment.  Taken together, our name and our logo are meant to create hope for peace, kindness and insight for our staff and the patients and families we serve. “  

– Dr. Michael Krupa, CEO & Founder


Our Leadership Team

Michael Krupa, Ed.D.

CEO and Founder

Michael is the Founder and CEO of TaraVista and MiraVistaBehavioral Health Centers as well as Health Partners New England, a psychiatric and addiction medicine consultation and management firm. Dr. Krupa is a licensed Psychologist and has held CEO, COO and department leadership positions for both not-for-profit and for-profit health care institutions for over 30 years. Dr. Krupa has consulted to and managed psychiatric services in over 60 hospitals and organizations and founded two hospitals.

Dr. Krupa has extensive experience with reimbursement and financial metrics, regulatory compliance, and with all aspects of inpatient and ambulatory operations within psychiatry and addictions. Dr. Krupa earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University and held an appointment at Harvard Medical School as a clinical supervisor of psychology and psychiatry trainees for ten years.

Throughout his career, Dr. Krupa has been a relentless advocate for the need for quality mental health and substance use disorders treatment.  In opening both MiraVista and TaraVista, he expanded access to these critical services in Western and Central Massachusetts and Middlesex County.  His work with community hospitals and agencies has brought needed resources to these organizations and enabled them to continue to provide behavioral health treatment to their communities.

Dr. Krupa has served on numerous boards including The Brattleboro Retreat, Concord Prison Outreach, Amesbury Psychological Associates, Adoptions with Love, and The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy.


Jon Wilcox

Executive Vice President

Jon oversees operations and strategy for both MiraVista and our sister hospital, TaraVista in Holyoke. He joined our team as COO for TaraVista and was quickly promoted to Executive Vice President responsible for the growth of our network of behavioral health services. Jon brings more than 15 years of healthcare finance and management experience having previously worked for Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care as their Chief Financial Officer.  He is known for integrating all parts of the organization – finance, operations and human resources – to support the clinical delivery system. Jon is using his business acumen garnered through  years of working with operations and clinical teams to help TaraVista and MiraVista meet the behavioral health needs of their communities. He holds his MBA from Northeastern University.

 


Mark Paglia

Chief Operating Officer

Mark is a leader in creating a high quality, accessible and equitable behavioral health system of care in the Pioneer Valley. He has held several senior management roles in human services and health care organizations. He joins MiraVista after spending 12 years in behavioral management at Mercy Medical Center most recently as Executive Director. Mark’s experience is strongly rooted in the Western Massachusetts community. He is passionate about providing patient centered care at each step of the treatment process and is a tireless advocate for behavioral health with payors, civic leaders and legislators. Mark’s previous role at Mercy Medical is an important piece to MiraVista’s commitment to expanding the former Providence Hospital’s legacy of caring for individuals and their loved ones in need of mental health and addiction services. Please reach out to Mark for more information about Miravista’s program at mpaglia@miravistabhc.care.


Erin Daley, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer

Erin brings to MiraVista an accomplished career in nursing leadership in Western Massachusetts. For the past five years, Erin has lead the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center as Director. Prior to being appointed Director, she was a nurse manager and clinical supervisor in the department. A hallmark of Erin’s work at Mercy was her role in developing the Pathway to Care Program, a program that partners with local police departments and community agencies to provide post overdose resources, and the ER STAR (initiating treatment) Program. She presented her work at the International Opioid Conference at Harvard in 2019. Erin has held positions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Bay State Medical Center and possesses an acute understanding of the needs of the community and her patients.

Erin’s management focus is on creating interdisciplinary partnerships, identifying best practices, and equipping the department with the resources needed to respond to each patient’s unique needs. She provides leadership to the nursing team with the goal to inspire, uplift and motivate all members of the staff. Erin received her Master’s Degree in Business with a concentration in health care administration from College of the Lady of the Elms and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please reach out to Erin at edaley@miravistabhc.care with questions regarding our treatment model.


Negar Beheshti, MD

Chief Medical Officer, TaraVista & MiraVista

Dr. Beheshti joined TaraVista as the Chief Medical Officer in April 2020, where she has been an integral part of TaraVista’s executive team and recently expanded her role to include the oversight of MiraVista’s medical staff. She supervises all psychiatry physicians, nurse practitioners, attendings, and oversees medical student, residency and nurse practitioner training.  She closely works with other directors within both health centers to assure interdisciplinary partnerships in best practices and delivery of care.

Dr. Beheshti received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She did her general psychiatry training in Minnesota and her child and adolescent sub-specialty training at Children’s Hospital Boston, where in both programs she served as Chief Resident during her last year of training.  After residency, Dr. Beheshti worked at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychiatry for nearly 10 years where she held various leadership positions including Chief of Clinical Services for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department Quality Officer, Medical Director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency Mental Health and Consultation/Liaison Services, as well as the Department’s Physician and Staff Engagement Champion.


John Bujak

Chief Financial Officer

John is the Chief Financial Officer at TaraVista. He has over 20 years of experience in both public and corporate accounting environments with companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Prior to joining TaraVista, John spent 9 years at a comprehensive community healthcare system, overseeing both front and back Business Office functions. Throughout his career, John has worked with all levels of organizations on developing and implementing Business Office practices that provide for reliable financial results and sound operational insights. In addition to providing fiscal leadership, John also oversees and provides guidance for the Human Resources, Facilities, Environmental Services, Dietary and Patient Accounting functions at the Hospital. John received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Assumption University and is a Certified Public Account.


Joseph Doolin, MBA, MS

Chief People Officer

In his role as Chief People Officer for TaraVista and MiraVista Behavioral Health Centers, Joel is charged with overseeing the human resource and talent acquisition function for our network of care. He is responsible for building and retaining an exceptional team of caregivers and operations professionals to help fulfill our purpose of providing compassionate, effective and inspiring care to our patients. His philosophy is to create an HR infrastructure which strongly supports each organization as a whole and engages each member of our team to do their very best every day. Joel brings over 15 years of senior leadership experience and holds an MBA and and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Nichols College.  He is an active member of the National and New England Chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Leslie Goncalves, RN, CARN

Director of Nursing

Leslie comes to MiraVista having distinguished herself as part of the addiction services team at Trinity Health of New England. During her nine year tenure, she served in almost every nursing position in the addiction care program and worked her way up to a leadership role as nurse manager of the inpatient addiction unit. She is known as a strong manager, mentor and educator –  a true nurse’s nurse.  Her professional work has concentrated primarily on addiction treatment and she brings to MiraVista a valuable combination of experience in both nursing and substance abuse treatment critical to providing quality, effective care for our patients.

Leslie is completing her Bachelors Degree in Nursing at Southern New Hampshire University, holds two Associates Degree from Holyoke Community College one in Nursing and the other in Medical Assisting and earned her LPN from Quincy College. Please reach out to Leslie if you are interested in learning more about nursing career opportunities at lgonclaves@miravistabhc.care.


Erica Trudell

Director of Education, RN, BSN, MSN

Erica brings to her role a distinctive combination of clinical leadership, proving direct patient care and a speciality in psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment. She has worked in all spectrums of the healthcare industry most recently at Vertava Health in addition to seven years as a clinical educator and utilization review nurse at Cooley Dickson Hospital. Her earlier careers days were spent here at the former Providence Hospital. Erica’s passion for training and education is infectious (in a good way).  She leads by example both at MiraVista and in her community work. She is an active poster on social media using the medium to expand awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and to reduce the longstanding stigma associated with asking for help.  Erica holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in addition to a Master’s Degree in Nursing. You can reach her at etrudell@miravistabhc.care.


Theresa Byrd

Director of Human Resources

Theresa possesses close to twenty years of experience focused entirely in the health care industry working with clinicians and operations staff.  For the past seven years, she was the Human Resource Manager at Trinity Health of New England. Her HR acumen is built from a broad base of human resource experience which includes recruitment, employee relations, benefits management and partnering with leadership and department managers to support their teams.  Theresa has a particular interest in helping managers facilitate change which is critical in today’s healthcare environment.  She is known to our staff as a trusted resource, career development mentor and a regulatory compliance expert.  To connect with Theresa, email her at tbyrd@miravistabhc.care.


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to provide compassionate effective, inspiring care for those suffering from emotional distress and substance misuse so they are empowered to lead fulfilling lives.

MiraVista Behavioral Health Center was built on the premise of person-centered care. We maintain an organization comprised of thoughtful, empathic, energized team-members committed to creating and maintaining a warm, welcoming, and effective treatment culture.

Our Vista Values

Visionary

We aspire to set the standard for how behavioral healthcare services are provided.

Integrity

We conduct ourselves in an honest and ethical manner.

Safety

We strive to provide a safe environment for patients and caregivers.

Transformational

We inspire our team members, our patients and their families to lead fulfilling lives.

Advocacy

We advocate for our patients, the services we provide and work to decrease health disparities in our communities.